Hornets U14 and U16 Boys were both in action this weekend whilst the U18's had a weekend off.
Hornets U14 Boys were away to London Feltham Warriors and were very keen to get back to winning ways after their disappointing loss last week at home to Woking. The boys got off to a great start taking an 18-8 lead after the first quarter and went into the half time up 28-14. London had little answer to the Hornets defence as we held them to just 4pts in the 3rd quarter winning the game 56-26. Coach Chris said "a better result and a much better performance today. All the things we didn't do well last week such as rebounding, running the floor and communicating, we did well today. I'm a happy coach"
Hornets U16 boys were at home to Abingdon Eagles who were the only other team in the league with an undefeated record aside from Luton. A win was needed if we were to make a stake as one of the better teams in the league and the boys did not disappoint. Despite an injury early in the first quarter to Hornets key player the bench were ready to step up and delivered an 18-10 lead. Abingdon showed why they were undefeated and at the top of the table as they finished the half strongly to narrow the gap 34-29 to Hornets. Abingdon came out in the 3rd just as strongly as they had finished the half and again were able to close the gap even further 50-47. That being said Hornets were equally playing well and putting the Abingdon defence under a lot of pressure. The final quarter was a real nail biter as Abingdon took a 61-58 lead with 2 minutes left on the clock. A Hornets timeout, solid defence and continued offensive pressure saw Abingdon fouling at the basket to protect their lead. With the resulting free throws Hornets were able to go 100% from the line shooting 6 from 6 in the final minute of the game to win 66-61. That's 4 wins in a row now for the U16's and another team winning performance. Coach Lee said "we are slowly learning what it takes to win games, we just have to keep getting better each week. 10 of our 12 boys getting on the score sheet just shows the depth we have for such a young squad".